Roamer Technologies, a startup, has launched Pakistan’s first electric bike-sharing service under the name of “ezBike”. It is powered by Jazz sims.
The Islamabad-based startup has announced this news at a launch event at the National Incubation Center (NIC). IT & Telecom Minister Syed Aminul Haque also attend this event along with other officials and eminent personalities.
‘ezBike’- how it works?
ezBike is an app-based service that deploys electric bikes conveniently around the city and makes them available for use by the general public. Users can locate and reserve an electric bike parked near them using the ezBike mobile app, ride it themselves to their destination and park it in a designated zone, after which it becomes available for the next user to ride.
The entire experience from registration to booking and payment is digital. No doubt ‘ezBike’ will provide the women a safe and cheaper ride.
Besides this, ezBike users can pay Rs5 to unlock the bike and Rs5 per minute on their ride. A rider can also stop the bike and run errands while paying a reduced rate of Rs2 per minute. Ezbike has partnered with Jazz through Jazz xlr8 to provide connectivity through Jazz sims and promote ease of payments through JazzCash.
Syed Aminul Haque Statement
Addressing the launching ceremony, IT & Telecom Minister Syed Aminul Haque said,
“It is a proud moment for Pakistan that innovative companies like ezBike are being launched in Pakistan. The future of Pakistan lies in information technology and without tech innovation, we cannot progress. Electric vehicle technology is the biggest game-changer for the mobility market and our government will support startups that want to leverage this technology.”
Moreover, he appreciated the efforts of Jazz by saying
“We would also like to acknowledge the role of Jazz in supporting the startup ecosystem through our national network of incubators. I would like to congratulate public-private partners such as Ignite, Jazz xlr8, and Teamup that are proving to be an effective catalyst in scaling-up the startups.”
However, Roamer Technologies CEO Mohammad Hadi stated,
“Only 10pc of the Pakistani population owns a vehicle and mobility is still a largely unsolved problem. With ezBike, we are providing access to shared vehicles to every individual in Pakistan. This is the next wave of disruption in mobility. It will be the most cost-effective, convenient, and environmentally-friendly mode of transportation in Pakistan. And in a Covid impacted world, self-drive provides a safe way for people to move around Islamabad. While maintaining social distancing.”
Romer Technologies plans to deploy more than 2,000 electric bikes within the next year and bring millions of dollars in foreign direct investment (FDI) to Pakistan.
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